Aug 22, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tim Tebow (5) on the sidelines in the fourth quarter of a preseason game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Former Gator Great Tim Tebow Hired by SEC Network as College Football Analyst

Tim Tebow is back on his old SEC stomping grounds.

According to ESPN, Tebow signed a multi-year agreement to work as a college football analyst on SEC Network, which will officially launch August 2014. His first appearance will be at the 2013 VIZIO BCS National Championship on Monday, Jan. 6.

Tebow will primarily serve as an analyst for SEC Nation, which is likely to be similar to College GameDay. The pre-game show will travel to different SEC campuses each week, beginning with the Texas A&M vs. South Carolina game in Columbia, S.C. Aug. 28, 2014. (So, yes, Gator fans, we will see #15 in Gainesville soon.) Before the channel officially goes live, as well as afterwards, Tebow will also appear on additional ESPN programs, such as SportsCenter at 9 a.m., College Football Live at 3 p.m. and College GameDay at 7 p.m. He will also contribute to studio coverage of the new College Football Playoff semifinals and championship game.

The official ESPN press release notes that the former Florida quarterback’s new duties “will not preclude him from continuing to pursue playing opportunities in the NFL,” and it seems that Tebow intends to continue chasing after his NFL dreams as well. A tweet from his official Twitter account reads:

I am so excited that ESPN has given me this incredible opportunity. When I was six years old I fell in love with the game of football, and while I continue to pursue my dream of playing quarterback in the NFL, this is an amazing opportunity to be part of the unparalleled passion of college football and the SEC.

Tebow is the first analyst hired for the network.

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